Please refer to the press release (English, Spanish and
 French
) for further information. 

Board of Directors
The current Board of Directors consists of:
• Ed Treacy, Produce Marketing Association (US)- Chairman
• Harrij Schmeitz, Frug I Com (Netherlands) - Vice-Chair

• Jane Proctor, Canadian Produce Marketing Association 

• Nigel Jenney, Fresh Produce Consortium (UK)

• Edmundo Araya, Asociacion de Exportadores de Chile

• Anne Fowlie, Canadian Horticultural Council
• Michael Worthington, Produce Marketing Association (Aus & New Zealand )
• Oddmund Ostebo, Norges Frukt-og Gronnsaksgrossisters Forbund (Norway)
• Dr Hans Maurer, United Fresh New Zealand

• Dan Vache, United Fresh Produce Association (US)

  

Members of IFPS

Latest News
PLU Code Search Function
The PLU Codes database which contains more than 1,400 standard PLU codes for the fresh produce industry is now housed on this site. Please access the search function here

New & Recently Added PLU Codes
Here you can find the new and recently added PLU codes.
Current PLU Applications Under Review

There are currently no PLU applications under review. 

Please contact plu@ifpsglobal.com if you have any questions.


PLU Code Transition
As the adoption of price look-up (PLU) codes gain further traction in the produce industry, the IFPS has committed to transitioning the previously unused prefix '8' to accommodate an increase in varieties of fresh produce items as they enter the market. Please refer to the press release (English, Spanish and French) for further information. 
Board of Directors thanks host Oddmund





The first week of June the Board of Directors of IFPS is meeting in Oslo. A special welcome for the host Oddmund Ostebo, as it is the last meeting of Oddmund. He is retiring at Frukt- og Grønnsakgrossistenes Servicekontor. 

The Board of Directors would like to thank Oddmund; not only for almost 10 years of being active for IFPS., but also for his vision for the need to found the association.



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eLearning module on Product Identification
Improving supply chain efficiencies from the field to the consumer helps ensure that the right product gets to the right place at the right time. Designed to assist the produce industry to learn how to identify their products along the supply chain, an e-Learning module is now available to help make one of the sometimes most confusing supply chain processes easier to understand. Produce Identification in the Fresh Produce Industry was developed for all industry participants to gain foundational knowledge on this subject. 


Blog from the Chair

PLU coding and labeling
I am very excited to report that the industry led initiative to implement PLU Codes labeling for fresh fruit and vegetables in Mexico is very successful with some of the major Mexican retailers currently implemented and the remainder are currently working on their implementations. See here for more information on this initiative. 
Earlier this year, the IFPS board agreed to ease the requirement for a PLU Code assignment to allow a trademarked or patented variety to qualify for a PLU Code if it is scientifically verified as a unique variety and is available to be grown and marketed by multiple companies. 
With these relaxed requirements, the Mexican implementation as well as interest in South Africa, South and Central America to follow the Mexican process for implementation, the IFPS board faces the challenge of running out of PLU Codes in the current range of 3000-4999 (93000-94999 for Organic) reserved for fresh produce.  Read more....
PLU Codes

 

To access the existing globally-used PLU codes for fresh produce, refer to t
he PLU codes search section of this site. If you are interested in applying for a new PLU code, please review the assignment criteria and application.

 

Objectives
Overall objectives of IFPS 

• In conjunction with stakeholders in the industry to improve the supply chain efficiency of the fresh produce industry through developing, implementing and managing harmonised international standards.

• To act as a forum for comment and discussion on issues relating to international standards as they affect the produce industry.

• To make recommendations and advocate appropriate courses of action in relation to international standards that affect the produce industry.

• To develop, implement and manage an international standard for Price Look Up (PLU) numbers.

• The doing of all such other things as are incidental or conducive to attainment of these objectives.